2.L - Other Production, Consumption, Storage, Transportation or Handling of Bulk Products

Short description

Within the NFR tables, category 2.L is displayed to include emissions from “other production, consumption, storage, transportation or handling of bulk products”. Here, Germany reports particulate matter (PM) emissions from both the handling (loading and unloading) of bulk goods as well as diffuse PM emissions from industrial establishments.

Therefore, in the understanding of the inventory compiler, respective emissions from storage, handling and transport of mineral, chemical and metal products (NFRs 2.A.5.b, 2.B.10.b und 2.C.7.d) are included here.

Category Code Method AD EF
2.L T1 NS CS
taking into account emissions from:
2.L(a) Handling of bulk products T1 NS CS
2.L(b) Diffuse emissions from industrial establishments T1 NS CS

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Method(s) applied
D Default
T1 Tier 1 / Simple Methodology *
T2 Tier 2*
T3 Tier 3 / Detailed Methodology *
CS Country Specific
M Model
* as described in the EMEP/EEA Emission Inventory Guidebook - 2019, in category chapters.
(source for) Activity Data
NS National Statistics
RS Regional Statistics
IS International Statistics
PS Plant Specific
As Associations, business organisations
Q specific Questionnaires (or surveys)
M Model / Modelled
C Confidential
(source for) Emission Factors
D Default (EMEP Guidebook)
CS Country Specific
PS Plant Specific
M Model / Modelled
C Confidential

PM2.5 PM10 TSP
L/- L/T L/T

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L/- key source by Level only
-/T key source by Trend only
L/T key source by both Level and Trend
-/- no key source for this pollutant
IE emission of specific pollutant Included Elsewhere (i.e. in another category)
NE emission of specific pollutant Not Estimated (yet)
NA specific pollutant not emitted from this source or activity = Not Applicable

Even though these emissions are reported as a sum under NFR 2.L, this report provides seperate specific information regarding emission from the handling of bulk products (2.L(a)) and from industrial establishments (2.L(b)). For these detailed information, please refer to the sub-chapters linked above.


For specific information on applied methods, activity data and emission factors please refer to the sub-chapters linked above.

Table: Outcome of Key Category Analysis

for: TSP PM10 PM2.5
by: L/T L/- L/-

In general, diffuse particulate matter emissions depend strongly on the amounts of dry bulk goods handled and transported. In addition, due to efforts to prevent such particle emissions, the time series of the emission factors applied for all three fractions of particulate matter show a falling trend.

 Annual particulate matter emissions  Annual PM2.5emissions  Annual PM10 emissions  Annual TSP emissions


With activity data and emission factors remaining unrevised, no recalculations were carried out compared to the previous submission.

Planned improvements

For improvements planned for NFR sub-categories 2.L(a) and 2.L(b) please refer to the corresponding sub-chapters linked above.